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Controversial Fashion Designers

written by: Eve
These fashion designers have sparked controversy with their provocative collections and ads or simply with their actions or comments.

Question 1:

This designer, known for his provocative fashion shows, committed suicide in 2010. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City hosted a posthumous exhibition, titled Savage Beauty, which featured the most iconic designs of his prolific career.
Marc Jacobs
Alexander McQueen
Oscar de la Renta
Isabella Blow.

Question 2:

On 25 February 2011, Dior suspended this designer following his arrest over an alleged anti-Semitic tirade.
Marc Jacobs
Tom Ford
John Galliano
Tommy Hilfiger

Question 3:

What eccentric fashion designer attacked former British Prime Minister Tony Blair stating, "He just goes on causing damage. If he had never been born, thousands of people would still be alive. I think he is a monster."?
Stella McCartney
Vivienne Westwood
Marc Jacobs
John Galliano

Question 4:

Most of this designer's collections make references to the fashion of past decades of the 20th century. Oscar de la Renta has accused him of being a 'mere copyist'.
Paul Smith
Ralph Lauren
Calvin Klein
Marc Jacobs

Question 5:

He is a fashion designer and film director. His name has been synonymous with controversy since his days at Gucci, but with the release of the provocative images for his Men fragrance, he pushed sexual boundaries like never before.
Emilio Pucci
Tom Ford
Calvin Klein
Nicola Trussardi

Question 6:

In 1999, this fashion designer was the subject of controversy due to ads featuring young children who were only wearing his brand's underwear.
Tom Ford
Alexander McQueen
Calvin Klein
Paul Smith

Question 7:

This prominent fashion designer introduced man-skirts and designed sculptured costumes for Madonna.
John Galliano
Louis Vuitton
Christian Lacroix
Jean Paul Gaultier

Question 8:

In 1993, he employed strippers and adult film star Moana Pozzi to model his black-and-white collection for Fendi during the Milan Fashion Week. This caused US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour to walk out of his show.
John Galliano
Jean Paul Gaultier
Karl Legerfeld
Ives Saint Laurent

Question 9:

This influential couturier introduced the tuxedo suit for women and was the first designer to use ethnic models in his runway shows.
Yves Saint Laurent
Coco Chanel
Christan Dior
Christian Lacroix

Question 10:

Which statement regarding famous fashion designer Coco Chanel is NOT true?
She was a Nazi spy.
He real name was Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel.
She associated suntan with hard outdoor labor.
The Chanel suit was made of jersey.


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